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October 2021

Young Trustees Workshop – crafting CVs and excelling at interviews

12 October, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

GS to deliver a workshop on crafting effective CVs and excelling at interviews for non-exec roles for aspiring young Trustees.

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Young trustees in the environmental sector

19 October, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Panel event: Why the environmental sector needs more young trustees and what you can do about it.

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November 2021

On demand webinar: Introduction to the Code of Fundraising Practice

1 November, 2021 - 5 November, 2021

The Fundraising Regulator maintains and upholds the Code of Fundraising Practice which sets out the responsibilities that apply to fundraising carried out by charitable institutions and third-party fundraisers in the UK. This video is designed to help charities and trustees understand what the code is, who it applies to, what the code covers and how to use the code, both online and offline.

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On demand webinar: Trustee fundraising responsibilities

1 November, 2021 - 5 November, 2021

As a trustee, you have ultimate responsibility for the fundraising activities of your charity. You should ensure you are familiar with the Code of Fundraising Practice which sets out the responsibilities that apply to fundraising carried out by charitable institutions and third-party fundraisers in the UK. This video is designed to help charities and trustees understand what charity trustee responsibilities are when it comes to fundraising.

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On demand webinar: Handling complaints about fundraising

1 November, 2021 - 5 November, 2021

Though operational staff may deal with the day-to-day handling of complaints, ultimately, trustees are accountable for their charity’s actions and their responsibilities include addressing complaints and concerns about fundraising as set out in section 2 of the Code of Fundraising Practice. The code sets out the responsibilities that apply to fundraising carried out by charitable institutions and third-party fundraisers in the UK. This video is designed to help charities understand how they should manage the handling of fundraising complaints and use…

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Rise and Shine: Meet the Scottish Charity Awards 2021 Trustee of the Year finalists

1 November, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

Join us to hear our Trustee of the Year finalists talk about their experience of governance during the last year. Hear about their highs and their lows and how they led their organisation through a pandemic.

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Interpreting Financial Statements

1 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Good financial management is one of the central responsibilities of all trustees, not just the responsibility of the Chair and the Treasurer. This GCVS workshop will cover reading financial statements and how to understand the most essential aspects of charity finance.

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Recruiting for diversity

1 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How to work out who you need on your board & how to write a compelling trustee advertisement.

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Refining skills

1 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Safeguarding: the ultimate responsibility of a trustee.

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Trustee Recruitment Cycle: getting the right mix of trustees

1 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Strong boards need trustees with a mix of skills and experience. But how do you find the right people and get them on board? Join SCVO and Janet Thorne, CEO of Reach Volunteering, to find out more about the Trustee Recruitment Cycle, and how you can advertise your trustee vacancy for free in Goodmoves reaching over 80,000 people actively looking to get involved in the sector.

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How to ensure your trustee board is financially competent

1 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free 1h webinar with Q+A. This ICAEW webinar tackles the financial competency of the trustee board. The Charity Governance Code indicates that all trustees should be committed to good governance but they often don’t know what represents strong competency. This webinar will show how to increase financial competency by securing commitment, avoiding complacency, establishing skills, and instilling competency.

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Governance and the Lockdowns: the long view

1 November, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Anna Fowlie (CEO of SCVO) will chair this webinar on behalf of Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum to discuss how the pandemic and lockdown has, and will, change governance in the sector. Lousia McDonnell (CEO of DTAS) and Ian Bruce (CEO of GCVS) will talk about what they are seeing in the sector.

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Not if but when: lessons learned and protecting your organisation from cyber attacks

1 November, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This ACOSVO event will look at the preventative measures to avoid a cyber attack and what to do if an attack happens. Hear from Alison Stone, from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, and Anthony Morris, of the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Unit.

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Being a good trustee

1 November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Getting on Board open house: what do we do & why do we do it? (Free - 30 mins)

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Discussions (including Fri, 12-1)

1 November, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Who is missing from our boards? (Free)

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Potential trustees

1 November, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Charity Board Leadership Programme Information Webinar (Free)

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The Board Report

2 November, 2021

Sharing stories of inspiration & sources of information for Trustee & NED positions straight to your inbox.

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The Kirklees Business Response Network

2 November, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

A showcase of available opportunities to become a trustee. Presentation by existing trustees and organisations requiring trustees. Tea/ coffee and pastries provided at free event. Q & A at end of event. Networking. Live audience. Possible dial in via video conferencing for people who won't / cannot attend.

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Managing Chair and Chief Officer relationships

2 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For an organisation to thrive there should be a good working relationship between the Chair and the Chief Officer. Clarity of role and responsibility, trust and mutual respect are essential. Join ACOSVO to explore this topic and hear real life examples of managing difficult situations.

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Developing Your Fundraising Plan

2 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take a fresh look at fundraising. Working through the stages of a basic fundraising audit, we will emphasise the importance of strategic planning to promote future financial sustainability and include ideas to generate more unrestricted income, planning well into the future.

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What trustees need to know about fundraising

2 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This 3 hour course will outline the role of the trustee in supporting fundraising and its importance for your organisation. We will look at the regulations, and hints and tips on how fundraising works.

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Roles and responsibilities of a trustee

2 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar will cover the important role of a trustee and their responsibilities as a board member, along with where you can find support.

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Recruiting for diversity

2 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How to find your new trustees.

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Diversity on Boards: More than just a box to tick

2 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join us for a lunch & learn event to discuss the importance of creating and utilising a diverse board of directors.

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CAVA & Young Trustees Movement: Open Discussion on being a young trustee

2 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The session is for young people who are interested in learning more, looking to become young trustees or are already on a board. It has the aim to open up the conversation about being a young trustee, and the fantastic benefits of being a trustee for young people: learning new skills, making a difference in our community, professional development, and more. This session will be an open discussion with The Young Trustees Movement. We have created this platform to encourage…

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Refining skills

2 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Charity fundraising: an introduction and the role of the trustee in fundraising.

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Trustee recruitment cycle workshop

2 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Interactive workshop with breakout groups

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Launch of SCVO’s Digital Good Governance check-up

2 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join SCVO to hear about the new online Good Governance check-up which can be used in conjunction with the Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector to help trustees regularly review and improve their governance. The check-up is supported by templates and resources and on completion will provide a report that can be discussed and actioned at board meetings.

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Edinburgh Trustee Network Launch

2 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to hear about a new Trustee Network for trustees of charities working in Edinburgh. We’ll tell you about the purpose of the network, some topics we plan to focus on, and you can tell us what you need from it too.

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Celebrating Trustees

2 November, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations to get an overview of the main responsibilities and duties of charity trustees, feedback on current work and plans for the future, and find out about the support ACVO and Third Sector Interfaces can provide.

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Trustees Week: Strengthening your Governance

2 November, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Good governance is essential to the success of voluntary organisations. Our special Trustees Week webinar will provide you with practical actions that you can take to strengthen the governance of your charity and highlight useful tools and resources for trustees.

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Charities need volunteers like you!

2 November, 2021 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Daniel Chan PwC in conversation with...Caron Bradshaw, CEO Charity Finance Group. Daniel will be hosting 3 short informal conversations with sector leaders during Trustees' Week, asking questions about the why and how of being a trustee. Daniel is a Director who leads PwC's charities audit team and our thought leadership for the charity sector. He also leads PwC's Charity Trustee Network which provides support to our people who are currently or who want to become charity trustees. (Only the panellists…

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Being a good trustee

2 November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You're a new trustee: what can you do to thrive in the boardroom?

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Discussions (including Fri, 12-1)

2 November, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Is trusteeship for people like me? Stories from people who also wondered this.

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Let’s talk…board diversity

2 November, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This session is the starting point in your journey to diversifying your board and ensuring you are striving for equality. It will look at what board diversity means, why it is essential to good governance, and the planning process before you recruit.

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Potential trustees

2 November, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Charity Board Leadership Programme Information Webinar (Free).

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Everything you need to know about the role and responsibilities of trustees

3 November, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

During national Trustees Week, gunnercooke invites you to join a free trustee training event on Wednesday 3rd November at 9am. There are over 1 million trustees giving of their time to ensure that charities succeed. Understanding their role is key to delivering charitable purpose to the best effect. Whether you are thinking about becoming a trustee, have started your journey, or are in need of refreshing your skills, our practical and user-friendly session will help you understand what you are…

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The Board as Employer

3 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whether you are new to employing staff or a long-standing employer, it’s important to understand what responsibilities your organisation has so you can ensure your employees have fair, lawful and safe working conditions. This session will cover everything from legal obligations to the different types of contracts and employment relationships.

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Embracing hybrid working

3 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Where do we go from here? Martin Tyson, Head of Regulation and Improvement at OSCR will chair this webinar with Stephanie Fraser, CEO of Cerebral Palsy Scotland and John Fitzgerald, trustee of the Joseph Rowntree Trust. Join us to talk about the new ways of working many of us are embracing following the pandemic. What have we learned? What does hybrid working mean for trustees, employees and organisations? What are the new possibilities, and what are the risks?

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Recruiting for diversity

3 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How to shortlist and interview trustees.

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Leading equality, diversity and inclusion in your board

3 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar

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Calling all trustees! A conversation with Steve Carroll, HMRC

3 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Alan Clevett, SVE trustee, in conversation with Steve Carroll, to talk about Gift Aid and charity tax. Questions can be submitted in advance to: leestevenson@sventerprise.org.uk

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The Next Step: Helping you plan and achieve your Board level aspirations

3 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A special edition of our monthly drop-in session for Trustees Week. Our Talent Lead for Board recruitment, Rebecca, at BAME Recruitment will discuss an aspect of Trustee roles in order to provide best practice tips and advice for aspiring Trustees. The session is interactive with lots of questions and answers. In this special edition, one of the Trustees we have recently placed on a Board will join to share their experience and answer any questions.

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Do board dynamics matter?

3 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How can healthy board dynamics increase the effectiveness of your board? Kenneth Pinkerton, (Director of Charities & Third Sector at Brodies LLP) discusses this interesting concept with Shona Sinclair (Chair of Social Enterprise Scotland), Andrew Burns (Chair of SCVO), and Jude Turbyne (CEO of Children in Scotland). Questions in advance to: kenneth.pinkerton@brodies.com

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What does a high-performing board look like in a post-covid world?

3 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Come and join us to discuss openly how boards have changed and how we feel they will continue to evolve in a post-covid world.

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Refining skills

3 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Impact: what does it mean for trustees?

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Undertaking a charity governance review

3 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hosted by The Growth Company. Webinar, there will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

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Collective Responsibility

3 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

How do you make good decisions as a board and then stick by them? OSCR staff will discuss real life scenarios highlighting challenges faced by charity trustees, and key learning for the sector.

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Insurance Guidance for Charities, Social Enterprises and Community Groups

3 November, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Whether you are an existing organisation already insured or a new community group setting up and looking for advice, this is your opportunity to review the risks trustees, directors, and all participants in your initiatives need protecting from. This guide to insurance will help you understand what you should consider to ensure you are protected at the right cost. This webinar also addresses how the pandemic has impacted the insurance sector. All Solihull and Warwickshire-based not-for-profit groups, such as voluntary…

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Charities need volunteers like you! – Daniel Chan PwC in conversation with…Rachel Tranter WoB UK

3 November, 2021 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Daniel will be hosting 3 short informal conversations with sector leaders during Trustees' Week, asking questions about the why and how of being a trustee. Daniel is a Director who leads PwC's charities audit team and our thought leadership for the charity sector. He also leads PwC's Charity Trustee Network which provides support to our people who are currently or who want to become charity trustees. (Only the panellists will be visible on screen. All attendees will be on mute…

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Being a good trustee

3 November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Setting the right tone: what does an inclusive board culture look like?

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Good Governance Webinar: Lived Experience on Boards

3 November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Boards need a variety of attitudes, skills and experience to avoid group think and ensure good governance. Join SCVO to explore the benefits and barriers of having trustees on your board with experience of the issues your charity works on. You will hear from organisations who have trustees with lived experience and the new perspectives and informed voices they bring to ensure better decision making.

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Discussions (including Fri, 12-1)

3 November, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Generating discussion: power sharing and participation on boards

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Board diversity: the good, the bad and the ugly

3 November, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hear real life examples and the honest truth about the challenges and opportunities that focussing on board diversity brings.

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Potential trustees

3 November, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How to find trusteeships

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“You Can’t Say Anything Anymore!”: A Podcast From Diversifying.io

4 November, 2021

Join BAME Recruitment hosts Rebecca Davy (Talent Lead) and Naomi Hanson (Digital Marketing Consultant) as they interview two experienced trustees, Michael Crick (Broadcaster and Journalist, Trustee for University of Kent) and Lameya Chaudry (Head of Marketing and Communications at EVERFI UK, Trustee for Hammersmith Lyric Theatre). In this episode we answer, why become a trustee, what challenges are there with ensuring diversity on a trustee board, and how can your professional background aid with your experience of being a trustee.…

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The importance of good financial governance – event for treasurers

4 November, 2021 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am

As part of Trustees Week 2021, WCVA will be hosting an event specifically for treasurers. Chaired by WCVA’s own Treasurer, Jonathan Evans of PWC the event will feature a talk by Alison Vickers of Bevan and Buckland who won Accountant of the Year in the recent Finance Awards Wales 2021. Alison will talk about the importance of good financial governance for charities and update on forthcoming issues of importance to treasurers and finance staff in the voluntary sector in Wales. The…

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Leading by example on mental health & wellbeing

4 November, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Webinar

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Youth Volunteering Training

4 November, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Board diversity is essential for good governance and by recruiting young people to your board, this will help to future proof your organisation. Young people can offer creativity, skills and experience, which is essential for good governance. This session will look at how to recruit young trustees to your board and how to retain new trustees.

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How digital tools can make your board more inclusive

4 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join SCVO’s Digital Team for some hints and tips on how to use digital tools to help your board become more diverse and inclusive. With real life examples from organisations already doing great work in this area.

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Recruiting for diversity

4 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How to get the onboarding right.

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Your local charities need you!

4 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Curious about becoming a trustee? Join us to find out what the role means, what you’ll contribute, how you find opportunities, and what free training and support is available. evoBring all the questions you ever wanted to ask and leave feeling ready to join a board.

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Board Match: tip & tricks to finding the best trustee candidates

4 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join our Lunch & Learn event to find out how to find the perfect trustees!

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Better Governance and Accountability

4 November, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

It’s more important than ever to invest in good governance and regular training to ensure you are aware of, and up to date with, your responsibilities. This session will provide a review of governance, regulation and best practice and is suitable for both community groups that are forming, or already established.

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Refining skills

4 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Charity finances - the basics.

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Charities need volunteers like you!

4 November, 2021 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Daniel Chan PwC in conversation with...Ndidi Okezie, CEO UK Youth. Daniel will be hosting 3 short informal conversations with sector leaders during Trustees' Week, asking questions about the why and how of being a trustee. Daniel is a Director who leads PwC's charities audit team and our thought leadership for the charity sector. He also leads PwC's Charity Trustee Network which provides support to our people who are currently or who want to become charity trustees. (Only the panellists will…

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How trustees can champion board diversity

4 November, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Having a diverse and inclusive board is crucial to the success and sustainability of your organisation. Join Penny Wilson from Getting on Board, Malcom John from Action for Trustee Racial Diversity, and Manish Joshi SCVO trustee to hear about practical ways trustees can diversify their boards and make change from the inside out.

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Being a good trustee

4 November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

'Noses in, fingers out': how trustees can be strategic not operational.

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Discussions (including Fri, 12-1)

4 November, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CEO and Board - the critical relationship and what it means for you.

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Potential trustees

4 November, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How to master your application.

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Thriving not surviving: board sustainability and wellbeing

5 November, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The pressures and expectations of being a voluntary board member have seen a sharp rise during the pandemic. Creating spaces for open discussions that are healthy and productive has never been more important. Join Shirley Otto, Consultants for Good Scotland Governance Specialist and Carolyn Sawers, Acting Chief Executive, Corra Foundation, to explore how to avoid ‘board burnout’, discuss good governance stories and how to help your board thrive.

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Recruiting for diversity

5 November, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Transform Information Webinar (Free)

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Refining skills

5 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lived experience on boards: how to ensure accountability to our community (Free)

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The Modern Chair: what does being a Chair mean in a post-covid world?

5 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Experienced Trustees & Chairs discussing the challenges they faced through Covid and sharing thinking about chairing in the future.

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Being a good trustee

5 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The role of trustees in tackling misconduct.

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Strengthening board relationships in times of uncertainty

5 November, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Panel discussion.

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Discussions (including Fri, 12-1)

5 November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Challenge not conflict: managing boardroom tensions and supporting debate.

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Calling all trustees! A conversation with Steve Carroll, HMRC

5 November, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Alan Clevett, SVE trustee, in conversation with Steve Carroll, to talk about Gift Aid and charity tax. Questions can be submitted in advance to: leestevenson@sventerprise.org.uk

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Young trustees movement champion training

9 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A free 1 hour workshop that will leave you equipped to champion diversity on boards.

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What is data science?

17 November, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

In this workshop, you can learn more about what data science actually is, how it applies to social change organisations' everyday operations and service delivery, and gain immediate, actionable next steps for your organisation when it comes to data. This workshop is aimed at third sector professionals who are interested in using their data better.

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On the same side: charity board & senior team leading together better workshop.

19 November, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Workshop / Webinar - including group discussion & Q&A

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Board Shadowing – what is it, how can it benefit your charity and how to get involved.

25 November, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Panel discussion: At this event you will find out about The Smallwood Trusts Board shadowing scheme that has given three women of colour with lived experience the opportunity to observe Board meetings and get involved in other Board level activities. It will be of interest to charities keen to diversify their Board or looking for ways introduce lived experience voices to their Board; also to people curious about being a Trustee but have yet to secure their first role.

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December 2021

The Cloud

3 December, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Talk with audience Q&A

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Data, Ethics, and the Law

10 December, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

The Data Collective will be running a surgery session for you to raise any questions you have in relation to data use within your organisation.

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